Version 2.3.29 beta for Windows - download error

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Version 2.3.29 beta for Windows - download error

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FORScan version 2.3.29 beta for Windows - free

There is an issue with the FORScan version 2.3.29 beta for Windows - free!
When downloading...I have received 2 different error messages - stating "Download Interrupted" or "Virus Detected"
Has anyone else encountered this issue?
If so, how did you resolve?
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Im getting the same error message, the last version was fine, but this one is being flagged by windows defender for "detplock" virus trojan or something. Im sure its fine but its never come up before.
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I went into windows defender, clicked on recent threats, then clicked the little down arrow carrot to "restore" it. It reappeared in my download directly as an exe, installed it, and everything is fine now.
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Hi,

it seems that https://forscan.org/download/FORScanSet ... 9.beta.exe is infected with a trojan!
Microsoft Security Essentials removed the file when trying to execute it after downloading.

I turned off MSE, downloaded the file again and uploaded it manually to virustotal.com -- result: It's infected!
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/157 ... /detection

PLEASE DO NOT TURN OFF ANY AV SOFTWARE AND DO NOT EXECUTE THIS FILE UNTIL THE ISSUE IS RESOLVED!
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My work laptop, with Windows Security, is also pegging this as that Detplock Trojan and won't let me install it.

Malwarebytes and Norton Antivirus on my desktop computer don't seem bothered by it. I don't understand why it's getting flagged by Windows Security and not by the others.
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Re: Virus?
Post by FORScan » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:47 am

This is a false positive. Reason for false positive is that we use special binary packer ASProtect to pack the executable (to protected it against cracking), this technique is similar to the one used by some malware.

You can check the file or distributive using some online service (e.g. virustotal.com) to make sure that absolute majority of antivirus do not consider it a virus.

viewtopic.php?t=1791
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I was able to download and install 2.3.28 without problem, but the most recent version is a no go. Is the false positive issue specific to 2.3.29?

By the way, I appreciate the explanation. It’s just a problem for me because turning off anti-virus on my laptop is not an option for me; those setting are controlled by others.
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Online scanner at VirusTotal.com says 10 out of 69 virus scanners recognize this file as a virus.
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JWHIII wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:45 am
Online scanner at VirusTotal.com says 10 out of 69 virus scanners recognize this file as a virus.
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/157 ... /detection
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Kaspersky Security software adds FORScan.exe to the trusted list ;)
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